Firehouse Heroism and Community Service Awards: $100 Winners

Kevin Austin Lexington, KY, FD Protected citizens from gunfire that broke out following a traffic accident involving an apparatus and a civilian vehicle.   Timothy Barb Fairfax County, VA, FD While off duty, witnessed car crash on...


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John Manchester

Chicago, IL, FD

Gained entry into commercial structure showing heavy smoke. Heard screams and proceeded past hoseline to rescue barely conscious female who was trapped in utility room.

 

Vincent Mautone

Newark, NJ, FD

Stretched line to third floor of burning building between fire and man trying to escape by jumping from window. Calmed man until ladder was raised.

 

Brad McClain

Lexington, KY, FD

Protected citizens from gunfire that broke out following a traffic accident involving an apparatus and a civilian vehicle.

 

Chad Molochnick

Willimantic, CT, FD

Ascended outside stairs to third floor of burning building and forced entry. Found unconscious victim in high-heat, zero-visibility conditions. Carried victim to safety and administered CPR.

 

William Moreland

Fairfax County, VA, FD

While off duty, donned PPE and entered smoke-filled townhouse. Found several citizens trying to rescue wheelchair-bound woman. Took command and ensured everyone made it out safely.

 

Martin Nolan

Chicago, IL, FD

Entered 20-foot-deep water with personal flotation device and rope and secured struggling victim 25 feet from shore before they were both pulled to safety.

 

Phillip Osner

Kansas City, KS, FD

Prevented combative patient who had exited ambulance from jumping off a bridge. Held onto dangling patient until help arrived and victim was pulled to safety.

 

Ronald A. Palmer Jr.

Willimantic, CT, FD

Ascended outside stairs to third floor of burning building and forced entry. Found unconscious victim in high-heat, zero-visibility conditions. Carried victim to safety and administered CPR.

 

James Pisauro

Newark, NJ, FD

Raised 35-foot ladder to third- floor window where man was trying to escape fire by jumping. Ascended ladder, removed man and lead to safety.

 

Kyle Ricketts

Kansas City, KS, FD

Prevented combative patient who had exited ambulance from jumping off a bridge. With assistance, helped pull dang-ling patient back to safety.

 

Jacob Righter

Kansas City, KS, FD

Entered burning building in heavy smoke conditions to search for trapped victims. Located unconscious woman and helped carry her to safety.

 

Taylor Riley

Lakeland, FL, FD

Entered side window of structure that was 95% engulfed in flames in search of trapped victim. Located victim and carried lifeless body out of the structure.

 

Angelo Rizzitello

Newark, NJ, FD

Raised 35-foot ladder to third-floor window where man was trying to escape fire by jumping. Held ladder until rescue was performed.

 

Ernest Robinett

Columbus, OH, FD

Entered burning building with no line, located semi-conscious victim and dragged into hallway. With help of partner, carried victim to safety.

 

Lazaro Rodriguez

Newark, NJ, FD

Raised 35-foot ladder to third-floor window where man was trying to escape fire by jumping. Held ladder until rescue was performed.

 

Christopher Rowe

Long Beach, CA, FD

While off duty, entered burning house without gear or hoseline and carried elderly victim to safety. Re-entered house in high heat and heavy smoke to continue search.

 

Keith A. Sims

City of Columbus, GA, Division of Fire

Helped rescue trapped construction workers who were dangling from the top of a collapsed building. Placed workers on outside of bucket and held on until reaching the ground.

 

Mike Stanley

Aurora, CO, FD

While off duty, was riding a light rail that accidentally hit a young woman. Jumped off rail and provided patient care until paramedics arrived.

 

Rafael Tellez

Newark, NJ, FD

Stretched line to third floor of burning building between fire and man trying to escape by jumping from window. Calmed man until ladder was raised.

 

Jamie Tinsley

Lexington, KY, FD

Protected citizens from gunfire that broke out following a traffic accident involving an apparatus and a civilian vehicle.

 

Steven Vaughan

St. Louis, MO, FD

Forced entry with heavy fire on third floor and smoke and fire on second floor. Located child and infant on second floor and helped remove to safety.

 

Brandy Walker

Fairfax County, VA, FD